The Council has an ‘employment support’ scheme that offers practical help and assistance in finding work. The scheme forms part of a council wide ‘homelessness prevention strategy’, with the overall aim of helping residents avoid possible eviction through rent arrears by increasing their income through paid employment.

The journey into employment throws up different challenges for each person. That may be childcare issues, health problems, a lack of experience or simply not knowing where to start.

Depending on individual circumstances, a person may only need to work for 16 hours each week to be significantly better off financially.

  • You may be eligible for up to 30 hours free childcare from Central Government.
  • ‘Benefit Cap’ exempt in some cases for working 16 hours a week.

What we can offer

This 1:1 service works with individuals to overcome any barriers they may have in entering the workplace. Also, sound and accurate advice and guidance relating to welfare benefits and how employment impacts on current and future benefit entitlement.      

This includes;

  • job searches,
  • help with CV’s
  • job applications
  • improving interview skills
  • anything else needed

Self referral

You can refer you details on the easy to complete online form. Please click on the link below.

Webform

Contact us

Tel: 01444 477546

Email: employmentsupport@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 27 February 2020